For those of you not familiar with it, Lightning Quick Reads is a new short story blog created by Kai Strand. Each month features a new topic, and the participating authors will interpret that topic however they want in a short story. January’s theme is ‘GOALS.’ Today marks my first story. In Foreign Exchange, the narrator recounts a story from his childhood soccer team and his dream of playing goalie. I hope you enjoy it. While you’re there, check out some of the other author’s stories and feel free to leave comments.